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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Botanical Garden | Evaluated Learning Experience

Horticultural Therapy Program Management (THR 409)

Location: 
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY.
Length: 
15 hours (3 weeks).
Dates: 
September 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify types of horticultural therapy programs and their missions, goals and anticipated outcomes; examine components of programs: facility, staff, volunteers, materials, activities, documentation methods, evaluation methods, and types of record keeping; write program goals for the various types of programs; develop strategies for recording, documenting, and evaluating the effectiveness of horticultural therapy programs; examine budgets: types of expenses; start-up costs; potential funding sources; income generating ideas; write a program proposal and prepare a budget to develop a horticultural therapy program for any institution, facility, agency or group; recognize the legal aspects of providing horticultural therapy services as an independent contractor; review proper record keeping and accounting practices necessary for a small business; develop techniques for marketing your services to existing and potential sites; and compose a "request letter" for funding of a proposal.

Instruction: 

This course is taught in a traditional classroom environment with required site visits as part of the certificate program. Methods of instruction include: lectures, class discussions, readings, individual and group design and presentation, case studies, assigned reading and individual research. Prerequisites: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy (THR 301), Horticultural Therapy for the Aging Population (THR 401), Horticultural Therapy for Exceptional Youth (THR 402), Horticultural Therapy in Physical Rehabilitation (THR 403), and Horticultural Therapy in Behavioral Health Settings (THR 404).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Horticultural Therapy, Horticulture, Social Work, Special Education or Psychology (11/12) (11/17 revalidation). 

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